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New Home Hurricane Protection | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch new home buyers might be surprised to learn that most are built without impact resistant windows and sliding glass doors, and come instead with a package of protective panels.



Upgrading to impact resistant glass all around your new home is expensive (up to $20,000 depending on the builder and size of the home). Many of my clients have found it would take decades to recoup the added cost through reduced home owner's insurance premiums.




If you're looking at new homes in Lakewood Ranch, Venice and The West Villages, or Sarasota, you need a new home specialist. Remember, new construction costs the same as the builder's advertised prices when you're working with your own Realtor.

davidbarrhomes.com for Venice real estate lakewoodranchdavid.com for Lakewood Ranch sarasotadavid.com for Sarasota
Contact me to arrange a tour.

New Construction Update | Cresswind Lakewood Ranch | David Barr Realtor

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It's unbelievable to me how quickly builders can change a landscape. 
This is Cresswind in Lakewood Ranch in December 2018, and July 2019. Cresswind will be a 55 and over community that will compete with Del Webb. It's located just north of Lakewood National, north of SR 70 off the Uiehlien Road extension. 




I'll have a video for Cresswind on my website, lakewoodranchdavid.com/cresswind-lakewood-ranch.  Remember, new homes cost the same as the builder's advertised price when you're working with a Realtor.

New Home Buying Misconceptions | Sarasota and Venice FL | David Barr Realtor

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One of the most common misconceptions about buying a Venice FL or Sarasota new construction home is that you can pick out the home site you want, and the builder will hold it until your current home sells. 

The reality is that you have to be ready to write an offer with the builder (with my help as your buyer's agent, of course), and pick out your home site then. Home sites are released for sale in small batches (mostly because of local permitting requirements), to buyers who are ready to go. 




Being a VIP on a builder's list means you get email updates, and that's about it. #veniceflnewhomes#sarasotanewhomes#sarasotarealestateagent#sarasotarealtor#newconstructionspecialist#veniceflbuyersagent

Three New Downtown Luxury Condos | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

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There's a lot of new construction happening in downtown Sarasota.
BLVD Sarasota is an 18 story condominium with 49 residences. It is over half sold, with prices starting around $2 million.  These condos will have 3500 to 3900 square feet of living space, with expansive outdoor living spaces and floor to ceiling windows. 



TheRitz Carlton is building another 18 story luxury condo building with 73 residences, on the site of the former Quay, with direct waterfront access.  Connected by a private walkway, only a stone's throw from the Ritz Carlton Resort, these condos will have floor plans from 3095 to 4855 square feet of living space.  These will have a much more contemporary vibe than existing Ritz Carlton properties.
Auteur Sarasota will add another 18 story condo tower next to the Sarasota Hyatt Regency, with 56 residences. These contemporary condos will start in the $2 millions, with outdoor living spaces on both sides of the building, providing for amazing views of downtown and …